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President, under the one hundred and sixth article of war, the following are his orders thereon:
The White House,
Washington, January 15, 1912. The sentence of dismissal imposed by the general courtmartial in the foregoing case of First Lieutenant Chester H. Loop, Coast Artillery Corps, is hereby confirmed and will be carried into execution.
WM. H. TAFT. First Lieut. Chester H. Loop, Coast Artillery Corps, ceases to be an officer of the Army from January 23, 1912.
(1870704, A. G. O.) BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Major General, Chief of Staff OFFICIAL: HENRY P. McCAIN,
WASHINGTON, February 16, 1912. I. General Orders, No. 155, War Department, September 25, 1908, and Paragraph III, General Orders, No. 49, War Department, April 10, 1911, are rescinded and Changes No. 1, Manual of Guard Duty, War Department, January 27, 1912, substituted therefor.
(1859416 D-A. G. 0.] II. Paragraph 2, General Orders, No. 125, War Department, August 8, 1908, is rescinded and Changes No. 1, Manual for the Medical Department, War Department, February 1, 1912, substituted therefor.
(1859026 A-A. G. 0.] III. So much of General Orders, No. 107, War Department, August 9, 1911, as relates to items Nos. 18, 307, and 344, is amended to read as follows:
18 48 by 9. rope wal- | 99 125 $3.87 $4.37 $3.72 84.22 V.S. Envelope Co., let flap.
Springfield, Mass. 307 4 by 59. Crane's 50 3.35
C W. Beers & Co., vellum.
Baltimore, Md. 344 4 by 55. Crane's 50 3. 35
3. 33 vellum.
NOTE.-F. o. b. points named by C. W. Beers & Co. are as follows:
Worcester, Mass. 344.
Dalton, Mass. (1037648 A 12M. S. 0.] IV. In connection with section 2, Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 147, War Department, November 3, 1911, the fol. lowing is published to the Army:
Sweaters will be issued on memorandum receipt to company and detachment commanders for the use of the enlisted men
of their commands, the issue to be limited to one to each man of the authorized strength of the organization. These sweaters when turned in will be renovated when necessary before reissue by the Quartermaster's Department.
(1864688, A. G. 0.] V. The table published in Circular, No. 13, War Department, March 1, 1910, is amended to read as follows:
Where weight tion of
lowable may be applied. gun.
Degrees. Pounds. 15-pdr. B. C., model of 1902
400 At muzzle of gun, 5-inch B, C., model of 1896.
Do. 5-inch B. C., model of 1903.
Do. 6-inch B, C., model of 1900.
900 Do. 6-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1898
5,000 On elevating arm. 8-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1894
10,000 Do. 8-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1896
9,000 Do. 10-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1894
Do. 10-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1896
Do. 10-inch D. C., A. R. F., model of 1896..
15.000 Do. 10-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1901.
Do. 12-inch D. C., L. F., model of 1896
0 15,000 Do. 12-inch M. C., model of 1896..
tar. 12-inch M. C., model of 1896 MI..
1 4,000 Do. 12-inch M. C., model of 1896 MII.
1 4,000 Do.
(1622397 A-A. G. 0.] VI. The provisions of Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 225, War Department, December 19, 1910, as amended by Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 116, War Department, August 29, 1911, and the provisions of Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 9, War Department, January 12, 1911, as amended by Paragraph II, General Orders, No. 168, War Department, December 18, 1911, are modified so as to make the instructions contained therein applicable to the Field Artillery matériel pertaining to battalion and regimental headquarters as well as to that pertaining to batteries.
(1873257, A. G. O.) VII. The system of record keeping prescribed in General Orders, No. 92, War Department, May 5, 1909, as extended by Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 216, War Department, October 28, 1909, is further extended to include the office of the quartermaster at each permanent military post whose garrison
exceeds two companies, except that in the Philippines Division the system will be extended only to the offices of the quartermasters of such of the larger posts as may be designated for the purpose by the division commander.
(1875940, A. G. O.) VIII. The following addition to the scale of equivalents governing in the issue and sale of fuel as authorized by regulations and prescribed in existing orders are published for the information of all concerned:
One cord of merchantable oak wood shall be held as the equivalent of sixty-four and seven-tenths (64.7) kilowatt-hours of electric current.
(1875941, A. G. 0.] IX. On and after the date of receipt of this order the articles of clothing and equipage hereinafter enumerated will be charged, until further orders, at the following prices, General Orders, No. 67, War Department, May 25, 1911, being amended accordingly:
.29 Blankets, woolen, 0. D. light weight
2.65 Buckets, canvas.
.85 Desks, field, new pattern
10.45 Ponchos, new pattern
2. 40 Ponchos, rubber.
3. 18 (1875939. A. G. O.) X. INSTRUCTIONS RELATIVE TO THE SAFE-KEEPING OF MILITARY
RECORDS CONCERNING SEACOAST DEFENSES. 1. The following-named records shall be classed as strictly confidential, and shall be kept under lock, accessible only to the officer to whom intrusted, except that trusted employees may have access to (c) and (d) when the exigencies of the service make this desirable for the transaction of business:
(a) Submarine mine projects. (6) Land defense plans. (c) Maps and charts showing locations on the ground of the elements of defense, of the number of guns, and of the character of the armament.
(d) Tables giving data with reference to the number of guns, the character of the armament, and the war supply of ammunition.
Serial numbers or other proper marking for identification shall be given to all these records and any future originals or copies shall be of the date of production with proper marking for identification. Complete lists of these records shall be kept in the offices from which they emanate, and the officers responsible for their safe-keeping shall make checks at intervals of not more than one year.
These records are to be available for commissioned officers at all times, but no copies shall be made, except at the office of issue.
2. All records concerning elements of defense of the seacoast fortifications other than those specified in section 1 of this paragraph shall be considered of a more or less confidential nature and precautions shall be taken with a view to preventing their falling into improper hands.
(1682853, A. G. 0.] BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Vajor General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: HENRY P. McCAIN,